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Bill Piche

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3/29/14 Come say goodbye (for now) to #4
« on: February 19, 2014, 12:37:04 PM »
Barring any exemptions from the FRA, Monson #4 will make her final appearance under her current form 4 on Saturday, March 29th.

Equipment is currently being evaluated, and is subject to change, but hopes are to run #4 pull-pull on a mixed train for the event, with photo run-bys scheduled for each trip. There will also be a night photo session that will again feature the mixed train.

(poster's note: If you want to direct questions through me, and not the museum, that's perfectly fine. I will do my best to get a reply in a prompt manner.)

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Re: 3/29/14 Come say goodbye (for now) to #4
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2014, 12:59:48 PM »
Isn't the Pondicherry one of the coaches in the Museum?

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Re: 3/29/14 Come say goodbye (for now) to #4
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2014, 01:09:56 PM »
Nope. The Pondicherry was moved out of the museum two (or maybe three?) years ago. It has been used as a first class coach in the Polar Express and as a regular coach for the Roaring Twenties events since then. Occasionally we'll roll her out just to put her on the train, too.
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Re: 3/29/14 Come say goodbye (for now) to #4
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2014, 02:07:54 PM »
Can't wait!

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Re: 3/29/14 Come say goodbye (for now) to #4
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 01:39:46 PM »
Items of note from the (now up) webpage for the event. (http://www.mainenarrowgauge.org/farewell-to-engine-no-4/)

Daytime steam trains will operate at 1:00pm, 2:30pm, and 4:00pm. Regular train fares apply during daytime service and ticket prices include admission to the museum. As a special treat, the museum will host a night photo train at 7:30pm! Railfans and photographers don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to capture this unique historic locomotive one last time!  A special $25 fare for the night photo train applies.  The $25 ticket is good for the entire day and includes museum admission, unlimited train rides, an evening photography session and behind-the-scenes tours of the engine house!
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Re: 3/29/14 Come say goodbye (for now) to #4
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 03:01:25 PM »
[Moderator's Note]
A discussion regarding Monson #3 is at: http://forum.wwfry.org/index.php?topic=2042.0
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Re: 3/29/14 Come say goodbye (for now) to #4
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2014, 10:53:07 PM »
My video of the event:
http://youtu.be/6OBkbqvuFG4

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Re: 3/29/14 Come say goodbye (for now) to #4
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2014, 11:37:25 PM »
My video of the event:
http://youtu.be/6OBkbqvuFG4

Nice video. Hopefully #4 will be ready for its 100th birthday in 2018.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2014, 09:24:30 AM by Ed Lecuyer »

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Re: 3/29/14 Come say goodbye (for now) to #4
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2014, 08:19:25 PM »
Album of some of my shots of the day
http://markspremulli.zenfolio.com/p1072994124

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Re: 3/29/14 Come say goodbye (for now) to #4
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2014, 10:24:22 PM »
Mark, you got some good ones in your album.  thanks for the link.

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Re: 3/29/14 Come say goodbye (for now) to #4
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2014, 10:57:35 PM »
Thanks, I am no where near Steve's level but I am working on it.

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Re: 3/29/14 Come say goodbye (for now) to #4
« Reply #12 on: April 06, 2014, 03:39:04 PM »
Very good show. Thanks for the effort.
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